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is within international law. joe biden is in budget, having talks before heading to sea. washingt washington is refusing to recognise the zone. china wants everyone to tell them flight plans when they fly through it. robert mcbride is in hong kong. >> as joe biden wrapped up a difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it was the issue that wouldn't go away. the controversy over the air defence zone. joe biden said it was causing comprehension among joe biden's neighbours, reiterating a supposition position that they were opposed to it. he revealed in talks with yingluck shinawatra, when it came to the issue, despite the smiles and friendship that exists between the two men, he was direct in putting forward america's position. china fired back in this verbal war of words, with a comment from the foreign ministry when they said they were straight forward in outlining china's position and it was within international law for china to adopt the zone. until the end of the visit the issue dominated the proceedings. biden goes on to south korea, for talks, and the north koreans crisis being top
is visiting japan, his first stop on a three-nation tour of asia. joe biden will meet with prime minister shinzo abe. we have the story. >> reporter: they look like an army, they even act like an army. but they're not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force. under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself additionally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister shinzo abe has been pushing mps all year to change the passivist constitution, and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage of japan's relationship with the usa especially after china's announcement of an air defense zone. >> the united states took firm action against china's reckless behavior. it might help the relationship that is fit for true a
time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took very firm action against china's reckless behavior. this incident could make our relationship even closer and might establish the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> the timing could not have come at a more opportune time for tokyo. in the region's power balance. one ha that has existed since te end of world war ii. >> until recently, china didn't possess the capability to establish a status quo but recently its military has gained in power. the problems in the east and south china seas are such examples. >> the challenge for shinzo abe and joe biden, are how to handle the mixed signals. china was the main target of its new zone but japan's defense minister stated it is nearly a no fly zone nor territorial air space. so can joe biden discover the real reasons behind china's power play? only a gambling man would lay money on what china is thinking and no
's birthday. >> vice president joe biden has arrived in china by a visit overshadowed by territorial dispute. it's hours after he blamed beijing for increases tensions over a group of islands. he said he would raise the issue with china's leaders. >> coming with much friendlier visits between u.s. and china, the leg of this tour will be business like. relationships were already strained in ongoing disputes over remote islands in the seas, separating them. china's announcement of an air defense zone raised tensions to new levels. >> this is very delicate position. it has to strike a careful balance between reassuring and trying to restrain, you know, out of china, but trying to cooperate with china. >> biden is perhaps the best person in the current u.s. administration for doing business are china's xi jinping. even before she became president both sides nurtured the relationship between the two men. analysts question how much it will counselled, given the sensitivities of the disputes. >> xi jinping would like to take a tougher stand on foreign policy issues to shore up his popularity, and t
of the airport in the company of u.s. diplomats from the embassy. they did say that joe biden had offered to give him a lift out on air force two. in the end, he decided to at that time direct route on a commercial flight and he would arrive in san francisco to be united with his family in just a few hours from now, erica. >> i'm sure they are looking forward to having him back with them. ian williams for us this morning in beijing, thank you. >>> turning to the bitter blast of cold and snow wreaking havoc across the country. at least ten people have been killed and there is another storm right behind this one. mark potter is in memphis this morning with the very latest. tough conditions there, mark. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. because of the cold temperatures overnight and this is what i'm talking about, you can see and even hear the ice on these now brittle plants. memphis has had to change its weekend plans. it was scheduled to host a big marathon here with some 20,000 runners coming here to raise money for st. jude's hospital but because of the icy conditions overnight, they have
. >> vice president joe biden has wrapped up a visit to china with no solution to a squabble over air security and spoke with chinese officials. tensions rose when china expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked c
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sea. joe biden also warns that the country won't accept a nuclear armed north korea. >> i was absolutely clear on behalf of my president, we do not recognize the zone. it will have no effect on american operations just ask my general. none. >>> india's trade minister has approved a draft trade deal at the world trade organization. ministers have been meeting for the past three days in the indonesian island of balli, it would see all countries rich and poor following the same cross-border trade rules. >>> more than half of india's population relies on food s subsidies to survive, but that could be jeopardized if the trade deal push through. >> reporter: it is a lifeline for those living hand to mouth. ration shops like this help the poor buy the basics. without this help people like this would be unable to feed themselves or their family. he is a laborer and earns 81 usd a month. >> translator: we rely on food subsidy, if it's taken away, i will not be able to survive. i have four children and they are all studying. it costs a lot. >> reporter: it's families like this that
will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope his visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of the air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took action against the behavior and could make our relationship closer and might help the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> reporter: the timing of the visit really could not have come at a more opportune for tokyo and forcing a transition in the power, balance since world war ii. >> translator: they did not challenge status quo but in the resent years the military has grown in power and i think that is why china is challenging the order and the seas are such examples. >> reporter: and it's how to play their hand as china gives us mixed singles over the air defense zone and chinese media said on friday it was the main target of the new zone but defense ministers also stated it's neither a no fly zone nor territorial air space and they would lay money on what china is taking and no one is taking any bets, stephanie with al jazeera. >> repo
. >>> and we'll tell you why england's cricketers are seeking redemption ♪ >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says he is deeply concerned about china's introduction of an air defense zone in the east china sea. al jazeera's rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: smiles for the cameras, but the start of talks are expected to be tough. on biden the burden of voicing the anger of america's allies in their standoff with china. but biden knows he has to stop short of damaging chinese and u.s. relations. for the chinese president, the need to look strong in his neighbor's eyes, while redefining the very nature of cha >> stephanie:'s relationship with america. >> the first test what the president has referred to is the great power and new great power relationships. great power rivalries in the past have lead to war, and the new relationship should head for peace. how this great power relationship is going to play out remaining to be seen. >> as biden arrived in beijing, state-run media was already carrying criticism, warning america of the perils offing tyking sides. >> you are candid and you are constru
's release come about? >> good morning, alex. joe biden was asked precisely that question while he was in south korea today where he's been looking at the north at the dmz. he said he played no direct role. and he said he had no idea why merrill was released today. north korea said the reason was because of his ill health and because of his age. they also said that he had apologized for his supposed crimes during the korean war. of course newman, we believe, trained south korean guerrillas. a week ago we saw him on television in the north reading what was described as a confession. though it's not clear whether those words were written for him or whether he was forced to read them. he certainly looked uncomfortable. usually when these things have happened in the past and north koreans have held american citizens, often waiting until u.s. officials have gone in to pick them up and bring them home. officials do speculate that perhaps in this case with newman's advancing years with the so-called confession that they felt they had milked it for all its propaganda value and that now was
in northeast asia. >> reporter: south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. china, which released pictures of recent military exercises on sunday, has had an expanded south korean zone has nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction, adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea wants to extend the air defense zone. china's actions last month gave it a chance to do just that, but it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex state of affairs and they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in increasing conflicted skies. >> andrew brooks says the international community won't accept the new air defense zones. >> the military won't avoid it. the americans already carried on flying their b-52 bombers through it. these unilateral declarations don't go down well in the international circles, and
to be their final day. way hay, al jazeera bangkok. >> vice president joe biden is calling on the government of ukraine to halt violence against protestors. armed, police say it was not them, but it is the latest in a worsening political standoff. former heavy weight boxing champion, turned opposition, vladimir klichko, turned, at least four people have died since in fighting since protestors and police. maria inez feret. >> a group loss in the sierra nevada mountains, a couple with four children went out to check out the snow and never returned. search and rescue teams went out last night and went through most of the night. >>> former san diego mayor bob filner resigned last august facing allegations he mistreated women, he placed one in a head lock, kissing another and grabbing a third. >>> following last week's deadly train derailment, brakes will automatically turn on if a driver is going too fast. transport workers have already installed the automatic brakes at the site of last week's deadly crash. >> inez where, thank you. >>> attacking cancer growth with the modified form of the hiv v
television stations put out a video of him apologising. >> vice president joe biden and south korea honoured veterans of the korean war welcomed him home and covered him a lift. >> the dprk released someone they should never have had the first place. i offered him a ride home, but there's a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame them, i would be on the flight too. >> merrill newman praised the deportation, he called on north korea to release kenneth bae. he has been in prison for a year. >> they have kenneth bae who has no reason to be held and should be released immediately. we demand his release as well. >> that sentiment echoed by merrill newman's son. >> we add do not forget ner american, kenneth bae, who is still being held in the dprk and we hope that he, too, will be allowed to rejoin his family. >> merrill newman is expected to arrive in san francisco saturday morning. >> vice president joe biden says he played no direct role in merrill newman's release. >> preparations are under way for the burial of nelson mandela. people are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life wi
in northeast asia. >> reporter: south korea's president discussed the plans with joe biden during his visit last week and they declared they are on the same page as seoul and china has an expanded south korea zone saying it would stay in communication with seoul. they want to extend the air defense zone and china has given it a chance to do that and leaves the china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea and they could have talks how to manage the complex affairs and it could be what nobody wants, a conflict in an increasingly contested skies and harry faucet in seoul. >> this is the first time it was adjusted since it was set up by the u.s. during the korean war this 1951. a week of remembering nelson mandela starting with a national day of prayer. millions packed mosques and churches of all faiths to celebrate the country's first black president, vigils have been held out mandela's home since he died thursday. parliament will hold a special session today in cape town to honor him and they are remembering the man fondly known as mediva and hundreds will
the anything ni. >> reporter: u.s. president joe biden is set to visit the region. his first stop is japan. he will arrive in tokyo later tonight be and meet with prime minister shinzo abe later today. the two countries have been clear in not acknowledging china's air space claim by continuing military operations over the area. china has said all flights, including military and passenger planes, must submit flight plans in advance for those that pass through the newly declared air zone. so far the u.s. has sent bomber planes without request. also at the meeting biden is expected to call for tokyo's cooperation in wrapping up the trans pacific partnership free trade talks in hopes to reach an agreement. that's all from the nikkea business report. >> thank you for that. >>> chinese investors are hoping to cash in on the abe vinnestment. go to c fl bc and see why wealthy chinese are dipping their toews into japan's economy. >>> thai protesters are trying to talk with the government. they've called for strikes and giving the prime minister a two-day ultimate tum to hand over he power. over the wee
. alix steel. >> vice president joe biden also in china to act responsibly. he says china's new air defense zone has caused apprehend -- apprehension in the region. the vice president wrapped up a two-day visit to the country and travels next to south korea. super bowl advertising is already sold out. executives at fox saying there was strong demand for the first new york area super bowl. the game usually sells out early january. a30-second spot reportedly sold for millions of dollars each. the rockefeller center christmas tree was lit last night. i was there. it was lovely. it took 45,000 lights to illuminate the 76-foot-high norway spruce. topped off by nine and a half foot-high swell rossi -- swa rowki arts. theour feet higher than tree and scarlet fu's the living room. >> my whole mcmansion thing. >> i didn't see it live because it took too long and i had to go to bed. >> and they have a whole ceremony. >> singing and all of that stuff. >> miley cyrus? >> i don't know. we have the morning must-read. who hasn't? >> i do. i am looking at carl icahn, a tweet that came out late yest
nancy pelosi who came up with this plan out there? is it going to be joe biden or normal people? is senator schumer going to be out there? other people up for election going to say i'm doubling down on obamacare? >> they've got to because their political lively hoods depend on it. they ran on it. many of them said if you like your health care plan you can keep it, of course we know that is not true. what they doubled down on yesterday is they said the republicans showed you stories about people who lost their coverage. they're heartbreaking, but look at this person, they got coverage for the first time ever and isn't that great. republicans are going to continue the drumbeat it is a bad law with bad consequences. organizing for action, the president is going to help you division, encourages people to apply by the first of the, of next year. and here is what they have just -- >> here's their slogan. >> apply, shop, buy. >> but it's backwards. shouldn't you shop before you apply or buy? >> it's more like try, try, try. >> here we go. this on our facebook page. that is the governme
that it was biden because you know what joe is like. but he may not be the most tactful in diplomacy, but you know what? he knows how the game works. he's always the one over here who comes around and says, i know how this works, we have to talk to both sides. so i think biden probably is the right guy to do it. meantime, carl icahn stepped up pressure on apple. and in a tweet, he -- whew. every waking thought that icahn has about apple we have to -- all right. he said he's filed a shareholder proposal with apple for a much smaller stock buyback than he previously advocated. cnbc reports that icahn's plan calls for a $50 billion buyback and he had originally been looking for $150 billion. >> this is a little bit of a stepdown. >> yeah. but tim -- you know, we've had conversations with tim before. we know he's a viewer. he knows my efforts to get you away from the dinosaur with your keyboard. >> i know what i'm getting for christmas. >> okay. it's -- >> the only thing i've asked for for christmas. it's working. this is the only thing i've asked for for christmas. >> icahn at this point is almost li
to the u.s. to spend the holidays with his wife and toddler son. >>> vice president joe biden arrived in seoul last night to reassure south korean leaders of the u.s. commitment to the security. biden warned that north korea will never achieved prosperity if it pursues the creation of nuclear weapons. washington does not accept its newly declared air defense zone in the region. biden will visit the heavily fortified border between north and south korea tomorrow. >>> on another note, your elf on the shelf may soon seem a little boring compared to this. it is the elves on a ledge, window washers dressed up as santa helpers. they were outside a children's hospital in indianapolis thursday. young patients lit up dare i say like christmas trees a sure sign that santa is a special place for them on his list. >> how cute is that? it is 8:12. matt, savannah, carson and al, elves on a ledge. >> yeah. >> another tongue twister. >> come in, come in. >> elves are getting multi-talented. >> elves dressed as elvis, that would been even bigger. >> think big. >> welcome to memphis. >> more on that st
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